cradle roof

  1. a roof having trusses the undersides of which form an arch.

  2. a roof ceiled in the form of a barrel vault.

Origin of cradle roof

First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby cradle roof Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cradle roof in a sentence

  • Fine woodwork is to be seen in the cradle roof, while the chancel screen was carefully modelled on one of earlier date.

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall | C. A. Dawson Scott
  • A good plain example of a cradle roof is in the chancel of Ipplepen, and a very rich one at Beaford.